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huge, it shook it shook. >> very intense. >> reporter: christine van dallas haley was inside at the the time. bricks from the building inside next door fell off the building and on to lulu lemon roof. attorney lewis bo va said he heard roof collapse upstairs from his law office. but, haley next door, quickly check on everyone. >> you could not see. the dust was so intense we could not breathe. >> reporter: emergency crews were on the scene within minutes, l and i officials a arrived a short time later. >> i think everybody was in shock to begin w nobody knew what it was. >> i feel bad, particularly if someone was injured. >> reporter: those woman at hahnemann with minor injuries. we are looking live at a warning sign that authorities just put on to the door, we are told right now by l and i official that is this building had no history of any maintenance histories. we are live from center city, david spunt for cbs-3 "eyewitness news".
now to a cbs-3 i team exclusive. on duty sex probe rocks the philadelphia fire department. sources a say a dozen male fire department personnel are suspect of having sex with a female member. the a alleged sexual acts happened at firehousees in at least one vehicle. they are now being investigated by the philadelphia inspector general's office. eye witt the necessary news i team investigative reporter walt hunter is live at fire department headquarters with exclusive details walt. >> reporter: sources tell thaws report from the inspector jennies now in the hand of top fire officials here and they are expected to make a decision on possible disciplinary action against the male in members in the very near future. also expected to becoming new and clearer guidelines on frat nicing inside philadelphia firehousees. sources tell cbs-3 that philadelphia fire department officials are now considering possible disciplinary action against as many as a dozen male fire department members suspect of having sex on duty
with a female in member. following an investigation by the philadelphia inspector general. among the allegations sources say, a female member found engaging in sex with two male members inside of a vehicle and sources confirmed that sexual activity a among the female and male members at several firehousees around the city. well, top city officials are not commenting sources say investigators from the special victims june writ he immediately alerted to the allegations months ago but determined there were no ground for filing criminal charges. the inspector general then took over the investigation. sources say that the decision by fire officials here on possible disciplinary action will be guided by a new discipline code newly enacted by the fire department. in addition sources indicate that there may well be new policies on firehouse frat says in the near future and
additional sensitivity training, a all of the measures expect to be announced real soon. now the female member who sources say came forward with the allegations declined our request for comment. meanwhile sources a say disciplinary decision is expect in two weeks and after that we may learn more about the matters under investigation, the the identities of some of those who may have been involved, and, the ranks of those members. live i'm walt hunter, cbs-3 "eyewitness news". well winter storm has come, and gone and while it wasn't a a as bad as we anticipated the eastern parts of new jersey still saw a very good amount of snow. this was a scene on long beach island where folks were busy with the shovels and the the snowplows. in many areas snow did not pan out quite like we expect a and that could end up hurting bottom line for some. live at 6:00 o'clock tonight syma chowdhry is at philadelphia city hall syma.
>> reporter: well, chris, the city a has been quiet all day to day not your typical tuesday, and that is because many people decided to stay home because of the snow. but you know that lack of foot traffic can hurt many businesses in the city. >> forecast is, busts, if you call that it do happen. >> reporter: many businesses have been hurt by this missed forecast. mayor nutter made decision monday to shut down the city and school district called it a snowpday. >> rather be prepared and subsequently disappointed with inconvenience then under prepared and surprised with an any kind of a tragedy. >> reporter: but businesses like this newspaper stand rely on the foot traffic and with city hall closed it is like a ghost town here. >> it is like a holiday, like a saturday or holiday because many people did not come down today. >> small business that is rely on a day to day type of a business, catering to office
workers. >> reporter: economist steven mullens say there are clear winners and losers in the storm. the the losers are retail shops and restaurants in the city including food trucks. this vendor usually has 40 to 50 customers for lunch but has not seen his regulars. >> it is real slow. nobody come out. so i just close. >> reporter: winners for this storm. >> convenient storm, home depots, gas stations, where do you buy a snow shovel place. >> reporter: mullens says if we really got predict storm it could have a had a bigger economic impact that lasted for days but if we had to put a number on it, the the city lost. >> in the tens or hundreds of millions of dollars. >> reporter: now you that may sound like a lot of money but mullens believe that the city will be able to make up for that in the next few weeks. he remind us if we compare last years brutal winter to this years what it is so far, when you compare it side by side the city still comes out on top this year. we are live, syma chowdhry for cbs-3 "eyewitness news".
>> same, thank you. farther north of new jersey you go the the more snow you'll see. meteorologist justin drabick hits the cbs-3 mobile weather lab to toms river ocean county and he joins us now live, justin. >> reporter: good evening, that is right. many residents in central new jersey spent their day cleaning up from this nor'easter and you can see decent amount of snow on the ground. take a measurement here. we are measuring the grass there has been blowing and drifting but you can get the idea. 5.5 inches of snow. depend where you make your measurements but not as much as we expect from this storm system but enough to have a good clean up. it took effort today to clean up the snow the the snow was piling up, while at toms river residents were fast asleep. but road crews were on the job, all night. >> it kept coming down, real blustery and coming down in increments, and plow comes back in. busy all night. >> reporter: code conditions have improved, mostly a slushy mess but there could be icy
spots tonight so take it easy. many residents spent the morning clearing sidewalks abe driveways but most people are taking the snow in stride. >> not what i expect at all. >> not what i expect they said it was going to be close to 2 feet. i don't think it was 8 inches. >> reporter: many businesses closed early yesterday. schools were closed to day giving kid a chance to get out and enjoy a snow day. >> i'm happen that i we got the day off even though we have to do it in the summer. >> reporter: ocean county pick up most snow with the highest amounts in the northern part of the county, brick 10 inches, berkley 8 inches, whiting 8 inches. laci 7 inches. bayville 6 inches. forked river 5.1. surf city 3.8 inches. we're bringing it back here live with the cbs-3 mobile weather lab skies clear out it is cold and windy, 28.8 degrees. watch out for icy spots. win gusts getting ten to 15 miles an hour. main road dry right the now but with those wind we could see blowing snow in the side
roads. stay safe through the overnight hours. reporting live i'm meteorologist justin drabick. now back to to kathy for a lot at forecast. >> good evening, justin. we are seeing that storm over new england where over 30 inches of snow fell in the boston area for us, just some clearing skies and colder temperatures overnight. in philadelphia 32. thirteen in the poconos. to 25th degrees in allentown. persistent northwesterly wind in the wake of the storm between ten and 15 miles an hour making it feel much colder. we will talk about wind chills again. this evening temperatures falling through 20's, wind chill 15 at 7:00. by 9:00 four. by 11:00 p.m. wind chill sitting at 11. coming up we will talk about the wind chilling effect over the next couple of days, and we will talk about but a weak one but look ahead to the weekend forecast. we will see you late inert broadcast, for now back over to you. >> okay kathy thank you. steady snow made it tough to get around in trenton but businesses try to make something of the the day after shoveling off a few inches of
snow. all quiet near the state house though as, people had day off. right across the river in bucks county they saw you 4 inches of snow street where is slick and slippery there but skies did clear up and school students were spared the classroom, at least for this day. not much activity at philadelphia international airport as only a handful of flights are operate to go day. more than 800 flights were canceled due to the storm. airport crews are working to keep runways free of ice, when airlines resume normal operation tomorrow. race for mayor of philadelphia is about to get more interesting. >> still ahead on "eyewitness news" at 6:00 city council man jim kenny says he is stepping down to step in the race. it is a snow day at the zoo, we will show you how animals are enjoying wintry weather, leslie. how does marshawn lynn after void a half million-dollar fine from the league i'll show you. flyers back in action tonight, how much wins will they need to make the playoffs i'll
pike county district attorney's office made the announcement to day in the case of eric frein. frein was on the run for 48 days after the shooting prompting one of the largest manhunts in pennsylvania history. he is expect to be formally arraigned on thursday. primary race for mayor of philadelphia is about to get more competitive on the democratic side. >> the long time city councilman jim kenny will resign from council on thursday, and set up a mayoral run. our pat ciarrocchi has more. >> reporter: crowded by reporters in 23 years of memorabilia councilman at large jim kenny is taking first step toward running for mayor. >> i feel a bit liberated as a result of me making the decision to resign and to move forward and that liberating feeling is exciting. >> reporter: city carter prevents an out right announcement until his resignation on thursday but still at 56, ken hi who has been elect city wide six times has a footing he believes gives him credibility. >> i have been able to work in
every neighborhood in this city. i think that follow accounts understand that and how my heart feels, what i feel and what motivates me. >> reporter: in the announce. of the democratic field he stand with former d.a. lynn abraham, state senator anthony williams, and former city solicitor nelson diaz. when ken trujillo withdrew he said that gave him a opening. >> i reject the racial had mathematics of elections. if i put my best foot forward and my best approach to everyone, i think i can get after rick cab americans to vote for me, latinos, asian people to vote for me. >> reporter: kenny is all for labor and decriminal icing marijuana a has in recigarettes for his sports trash tweeting about governor chris christie's love of the cowboys. >> i come from south philadelphia. that particular term is not exactly the most profane term, you could imagine, if you become mayor there are certain things you have to refrain from doing or refrain from
saying or saying in a different way, yes. that is just growing. >> reporter: councilman kenny it is first thing first a resignation on thursday before city council and then next week the announce. that he intend to run for mayor of philadelphia a. awe thin let the campaigning begin. at city hall, pat ciarrocchi, cbs-3 "eyewitness news". well, the flakes that did fall from the skies certainly delighted the animal at the philadelphia zoo. they were having some fun. snow leopard, penguins, and pum a all feeling right at home. the zoo was closed to the public today but we're told it will reopen tomorrow. in weather we're looking at some colder temperatures moving into the delaware valley. eyewitness weather watchers are showing some areas where we pick up snow, others where we are talking about coal n levittown the temperature right now is only 29 degrees and bill took this really beautiful shot, of his
backyard. you can see some snow there and he says it is a beautiful picture and the skies are slowly clearing in levittown. we will take you to the north and west where it is only 29 degrees. eileen is saying wind out of the northwest at 2 miles an hour getting ready for some colder conditions with some light snow that fell, a little bit earlier on and we will take you further south, toward the shore where it is on the cold side 26 degrees, especially talking about superior south jersey a and chatsworth mark says 26 degrees cloudy skies 3 inches there. high temperatures across the delaware valley today were decent in the 30's and 40's. and robbinsville, steve reporting 33. and jimmies saying in philadelphia, we made it to a high temperature of 31 degrees. we did capture some pretty pictures over the course of the day, carolyn says yes we missed out on the snow but we had a very beautiful sunset in the city of philadelphia you can see over here michael took
a pretty picture of his backyard right there to the north and west of philadelphia a. now we are looking at conditions that are changing as we take a look at storm scan three. skies are clearing. storm system riding up to the north. we are looking at dryer conditions on the the way across the board and during the day tomorrow as well but it will get pretty cold around here. take a look at our eyewitness neighborhood network where we're taking it to bayhead this is point pleasant beach where they pick up some snow they had some win, you can see that in ocean county. temperature 28 degrees now on the northern beaches, wind northwest at 3 miles an hour, skies do begin to clear even there in the central part of the jersey shore. snow accumulation as cross the region in new jersey pick prognosis up higher accumulations 4.4 inches of snow and storm was a little bit further east you can see tobyhanna a 2.8 wynnewood 2 inches bellmawr two glassgow delaware .4 of an inch of snow. temperatures are cold in the
zero's and 20's and teens in the poconos but take a look at the what it will feel like by the morning. we are talking about another blast of very cold air, temperatures will be in the teens, wind chills in the single numbers and tomorrow morning in the poconos it will feel like ten below. during the afternoon improvement, temperatures will be in the 30's but wind chills still in the 20's in fail and going in the single numbers as we move toward the north. our storm system well to the north in new england still impacting, and, 30 inches of snow, during the day, sunshine and cold that cold air, is locked in for thursday and this next clipper system expecting a light accumulation of snow. no redevelopment with this storm. we are looking at morning snow showers possible friday as this skirts away and skies begin to clear. nothing significant in our forecast coming up. overnight clouds will break, low temperature around 16 degrees. wind chills in the single numbers. wednesday mostly sunny, breezy doesn't take much wind to
impact temperatures that are around 30. so wind chills will be in the 20's. the on the exclusive eyewitness weather seven day forecast thursday will go up to 35 degrees with the clouds, on the increase, morning lows only in the teens and friday, morning snow shower, and then clearing it out and our sister station wip concern about friday because that is wing bowl for you wing bowl lovers. >> yes. >> saturday 24. wye sunday cloud increase and then we will see another weather system monday after the big football game on sunday. we will look at rain and snow showers possible with that those wing bowl tailgaters they get out there in the dark of night will they be all right. >> they always worry bit. it always snows the night before wing bowl. >> something tells me they will be fine in matter what. they will be there no matter what. >> no storm will prevent them. >> nothing deters the wing bowlers. >> yes. >> kathy thanks. >> we have a sight for sore eyes on the schuylkill expressway. we have a lot of people out on
a snow day. this is schuylkill right around 202 westbound no problems. eastbound ahead, in the center city area moving just fine. we will check out new jersey on the 42 freeway more volume here, you can see roadways completely dry ahead north bound in the city or surrounding area bridges or heading to the 295 interchange in new jersey, everything is moving just fine same story for southbound lanes. otherwise in rittenhouse square walnut street between sideham street at 16th street we have that roof collapse in front of the lulu lemon store. that is creating a residual delays around the area and a also affecting mass transit. septa a's 29, 12, 42 bus are running around a detour around that area regional rail lines are actually running on a sat the day schedule. additionally cynwyd line is suspended due to weather conditions. otherwise checklist for mass transit, amtrak, path the co speed line running on modified schedule. trenton is running on weekend schedule. currently in problems for dart
or new jersey river line, they are running on time with no are the rod delays. the gist and jessica back to you. "cbs evening news" is a couple minutes away. >> scott pelley has a look ahead, scott. >> hi chris and jessica great to be with you in philadelphia. while parts of the northeast begin shoveling as much as 30 inches of snow millions of people are not digging the less than accurate forecast. plus should parents be forced to vaccinate their kid the debate that is growing along with the measles out break. we will have those stories just ahead on the "cbs evening news".
points out in the final spot. they need to win 25 of the last 40 games to make it happen. >> it is hard not to think bit, for sure. they see it all the time. but as a coaching staff we have to just focus on the game at hand and keep harping on that and make sure their mind stay focus on this game tonight. >> we will start playing on the ice our chemistry better. i think we do have a chance. >> media day at the super bowl seahawks and patriots holding court with reporters. you never necessity what questions they might get asked about 200 reporters surrounded seattle running back marshawn lynch when he spoke at the podium. league threat tone fine him $500,000 if he didn't show up to day. he did. he had this to say. >> i'm here so i won't get find. i'm here so i won't get find. i'm here so i won't get find. i'm here so i won't get find. i'm just here so i won't get find. >> yep, he said that for about five minutes and left. he kept half million-dollar in
his pocket and skit also and call me crazy, i don't think he wanted to be there today. >> wait a minute his job is to just go do this press conference and he could not bring himself to do it. >> no we establish why he was there? we will be right back. this is the "name your price" tool. it gives you options based on your budget -- it's a piece of cake. i was told there would be cake. get a free quote at progressive.com. ♪ ♪ ♪ i ♪ ♪ know i can't deny... ♪ ♪ that i got a new feeling ♪ ♪ deep inside... ♪ ♪ ♪ [ female announcer ] with five perfectly sweetened whole grains... you can't help but see the good.
thanks for watching we are back at ten on wpsg the cw philly and back here on cbs-3 at 11:00. "cbs evening news" is next. clean up begins. we will tell you how resident in new england are digging out from that winter storm. plus remembering liberation of auschwitz 07 years later. scott pelley reports tonight from new york
>> pelley: tonight, a big helping of winter. the northeast starts shoveling as much as 30 inches of snow but millions are not digging the less-than-accurate forecast. >> we in this country don't like to cry wonderful. -- wolf. we get angry. >> pelley: ben tracy on the growing measles outbreak and the debit over forcing parents to get their kids vaccinated. >> measles is an almost-always benign child illness. >> people don't remember children staying in dark rooms because they have measles and the light hurts their eyes. >> pelley: and on the 70th anniversary of the liberation of auschwitz, a survivor tells dean reynolds about the family he lost. >> i said good-bye to them never